Design Guide: Band Training Facilities
Drill area should be convenient to the Band Training
Facility, particularly to the service door/loading dock.
It should not interfere with nearby quiet functions such
as living quarters or offices. Drill Area should not be
bounded by parallel walls or buildings, to avoid echoes
Vehicular Access paths to parking area, service/loading
and drop-off at Main Entrance should be separate, if
possible. Mechanical space may share access with serv-
ice or parking area.
Drop-off area should be as close as possible to entry
court and Main Entrance.
Loading Dock should be adjacent to Unit Storage/Supply
and Main Rehearsal Room.
If the Loading Dock is also used as a Performance Area,
it should be shielded from traffic noise, but prefera-
bly visible to passers-by.
Patio should be adjacent to and directly accessible from
E. Furnishings and Equipment
Built-in outdoor seating should be provided in Entry Court
Portable acoustic shells may be required if the Load-
ing Dock/Performance "stage" cannot be so designed
as to utilize the building's walls for reflection.
Figure 4-16. Illustrative Patio